As Managing Director, Simon is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic direction and management of Spark New Zealand, through its various business divisions and the brands that provide digital services to millions of New Zealanders and thousands of New Zealand businesses.
Simon has led the reinvention of Telecom to Spark, to better reflect the fast-changing new world of digital services in which the business now operates. As a passionate and committed Kiwi, he sees Spark’s purpose as to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world.
Simon has a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Canterbury and a Bachelor's degree in Science from Massey University. He lives with his wife Sophie and two of his children, Ben and Jack, in Auckland. Together they are into school activities, sports, fishing and travel, and sometimes the family indulges Simon’s interest in race horses.
Spark’s purpose is to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world.
We are New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and IT services provider, offering a full suite of telecommunications services.
We are also building businesses in three emerging growth areas: we offer big data/analytics and data-powered marketing services through our Qrious brand; we’re rolling out nationwide Internet of Things networks; and we have the biggest team of cyber security professionals in New Zealand.
Philanthropically, The Spark Foundation supports the charitable causes Spark people and New Zealanders feel passionate about through volunteering, payroll giving tools and the power of Givealittle.